The easy way to strengthen your pelvic floor
Tracy Adshead is a yoga teacher specialising in yoga for seniors. She is passionate about bringing healing and healthy ageing to the community.
The most common type of bladder control issue is that awful moment of exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing or heavy lifting when we realise that things are not as strong as they once were. Pelvic floor disorders are surprisingly common after the age of 55. Affecting both men and women. By the age of 80, one in two will have experienced some form of bladder control or retention issues.
This yoga practice is geared towards creating greater awareness of the pelvic floor as well as strengthening – imagine the pelvic floor as a round mini-trampoline made of firm muscle, able to move up and down. Much like our arm, leg or muscles, it can be consciously controlled and therefore strengthened with regular practice.